Brown University

Writer Osbey speaks her mind

According to a news release by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, a nationally recognized literary and educational institution, Brenda Marie Osbey, “Is an author of poetry and prose nonfiction in English and French. Her six books include her collected poems, ‘All Saints,’ which received the 1998 American Book Award. In 2005, Osbey was named the first peer-elected Poet Laureate of the State of Louisiana.”

Osbey, whose most recent teaching appointment was as distinguished visiting professor of African Studies at Brown University, has been commissioned by the College of William and Mary to write a poem commemorating the 50th anniversary of residential desegregation of the college....